Mustang Gals to the Rescue

From left to right: Mikey & Emma Woyak, Gabby Beck & Ikey, Robin Warren & Rocky. Proud members of YEA. Three students from Las Vegas, Nevada were moved by the plight of mustangs in the United States and vowed to do something about it. Gabby Beck, Robin Warren, and Emma Woyak, members of the Youths’…

Black Stallion Dressage Champion

Totilas is a Dutch Warmblood stallion considered to be one of the most outstanding competitive dressage horses in the world. He was the first horse to score above 90 in a dressage competition. He measures 69 inches at the withers. 1. What is Totilas’s height in hands? He was born on May 23, 2000. 2. Write Totilas’s birth…

Horse-Drawn Camping Trip

Have you seen pictures of covered wagons or gypsy caravans? Have you wondered what it would be like to travel in one? In Wicklow, Ireland you can rent a gypsy caravan for a holiday and take to the road. Clissmann Horse Caravans rent out four-person horse-drawn caravans with cooking and sleeping facilities and you get to…

The Grand National Steeplechase

The Grand National, the most valuable jump race in Europe, will be run this coming weekend in Liverpool, England. The race was first run in 1839 and is 4 miles 3½ furlongs in distance. Except for the period from 1941 to 1945, during the Second World War, the race has taken place every year. Horse Talk –…

Modern Day Horse Drawn Trash Service

Would you like to hear the clip-clop of horse’s hooves on your street every week? That’s what people living in Bristol, Vermont hear every Friday – on garbage day. Twenty-two years ago, Patrick Palmer of Thornapple Farm was awarded the town’s contract for trash and recycling pickup. He and his team of horses have been…

Alice’s Dream of Owning a Pony

Ten-year-old Alice Rozga, dreamed of owning a pony for as long as she can remember. The possibility that she might actually get one became more real when her family moved to New Zealand from Wales, and Alice became surrounded by other children with their ponies. Alice’s mother suggested she could earn money to buy a…

Antique Sleigh Rally

Most people today have never even seen a real sleigh being pulled by horses. But there are places where people still hitch up their horses, wrap themselves in warm blankets and with sleigh bells jingling, go for a sleigh ride. At one time Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts, held an annual event to keep this wonderful…

Studying Horses in Oklahoma

If you are thinking of a career working with horses, you may find a recent Oklahoma equine study of interest. Why? Because the study focused on the economic benefits and job opportunities available in the real-world of horses! Time to give your data analysis skills a workout and get a glimpse of the horses and…

From Mexico to Canada on Wild Horses

On April 1, 2013, Ben Masters and three buddies saddled 12 wild mustangs and set out on a six-month, 3,000-mile journey from Mexico to Canada. They followed a patchwork of public lands from Nogales, Arizona, to Montana’s Glacier National Park, crossing the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone along the way. Only one of them had grown up on…